The ancient Scottish name Abulbey was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in various places so named in England
. Appleby is derived from the old Norse apall,
or "apple" combined with byr,
Early Origins of the Abulbey family
The surname Abulbey was first found in Westmorland
, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Appleby from about the year 1250, which later became the county town of Appleby. This town was frequently sacked and plundered and was a favorite target of raids north of the border.
Early History of the Abulbey family
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Abulbey Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Abulbey has been spelled Appleby, Applebie, Appilby, Appilbie, Appeley and many more.
Early Notables of the Abulbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abulbey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: William Apleby, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Robert Appleby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; John Appleby settled in Virginia in 1652; William Appleby settled there in 1645.